New Golden Route

History / Tradition / Culture

Course 416 days trip

Follow in the ancient footsteps of generations past on Japan's Original Golden Route.

  • Good for: Couples
  • The best time to visit: Spring/Autumn


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Day 13

from Otsu Sta. to Inari Sta. by Train - 30 min.

on Foot - 5 min.

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

This is the main Inari Shrine for Japan, famous for its “tunnel" of hundreds of red torii gates leading toward the shrine from the station area. One unique feature of this shrine is that it is never closed to the public.

60 min.


from Fushimiinari Sta. to Nijojomae Sta. by Train - 20 min.

Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle

This castle was built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, in 1603, to guard the Imperial Palace in Kyoto and to serve as the shogun's accommodation. A World Heritage Site.

80 min.


Kyoto Cuisine

Kyoto Cuisine

Prepared with minimal seasonings to make the most of the natural flavors of the ingredients, such as vegetables, dried foods, and processed soybean products, for dishes that appeal to all of the senses, as beautiful as they are delicious. Kyoto's location, away from the sea, is said to have led to the development of techniques that bring out the best of the ingredients.


Kyoto Cuisine

by Taxi - 25 min.

Kinkaku-ji Temple (The Golden Pavilion)

by Taxi - 70 min.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

by Taxi - 20 min.


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